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A Near Disaster is Actually a Blessing!

Discussion in 'Other Discussions' started by righteousdude2, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. righteousdude2

    righteousdude2 Well-Known Member
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    Oct 14, 2007
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    There are times in our life when things happen for our good, but, at the exact time it happens, we are not privileged to see Gods hand in the middle of the event.

    This happened to us a few weeks ago. Our new [new to us, but still a used mobile home] A/C unit quit putting out cold air, so we had an A/C man came out and see exactly what had happened. He discovered that an electrical conduit burnt out, which in turn did not allow the A/C to turn on.

    He replaced the part [under our home warranty plan] and left. We were tired and exhausted after waiting most of the day for him to arrive and fix the A/C, so we decided to stay at our new home and cool down for a while. Keep in mind that this was one of those 100 [plus] degree days, and we had no way to cool down the mobile.

    This turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as it was no more than an hour after the man left that we smelled the pungent odor of burnt rubber/plastic, and traced it back to the furnace fan. I immediately shut off the circuit breaker, and we aired out the house. We stayed a few hours to make sure that nothing else was on fire, and then we left for the night [returning to our old home, as it was safer than our new home].

    We had another A/C man - as we weren't sure if we should trust the guy who came out earlier - come out and see what happened, and discovered that the brand-new part [it was made in China] the other guy put in the A/C shorted-out, and caused the transformer in the furnace to blow up and catch fire. He told us that our presence and swift action saved the house and our belongings.

    Normally, we would have been home by this time of the night, but God knew what we didn't and caused our spirits to rest and remain in this mobile longer than normal. Of course, this wasn't a fluke. It was God's hand intervening to save our home and belongings.

    Most people, including us, would have probably cried out to God, and asked, "Why us?" However, the obvious reasons were before us, and instead of complaining or questioning God, we offered up our praise and thanks for His unconditional favor in this scary situation.

    This was one more time, in our marriage, that we could witness the love and protection of our Father in our life, and I had to share this obvious miracle with you, to help you to see that sometimes the spiritual, emotional, and financial crisis that entered your day may, in fact, be a blessing in disguise. :godisgood:

    Romans 8:26-28 tells us that - "Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good." the Message Bible

  2. HAMel

    HAMel Well-Known Member
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    Nov 15, 2009
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    Good for you! God is good for sure!

    Over the many years we have had opportunity to realize after the fact of His protecting hand over our family in many situations.

    Praise the Lord. :thumbsup: